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Can you die from an asthma attack

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Wake up then die: Severe asthma attacks can occur any time but especially at night, typically 2-3 am. If nighttime asthma symptoms occur more than 2x a month, then a p... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes : Sadly a severe, untreated asthma attack has the potential to be fatal.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Not necessarily : Though this is a possibility, it not not very common. Today's controller and rescue inhalers- when used properly- have greatly reduced fatalities.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Berson
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Asthma death: All asthma patients even mild are at risk for fatal asthma. Proper treatment and monitoring reduces that risk. Asthma death is usually a result of res... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Yes: Depending upon the severity of the asthma attack it is possible to die from asthma.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 28 years experience
Yes/No: Most people will not sleep during a severe asthma attack. Yes asthma can be fatal if a severe attack. One may fall asleep if the carbon dioxide goes... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Maybe: If you don't see improvement within half an hour retreat and arrange to go to the Er. Sometimes intravenous medications and other interventions are ne... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Unlikely....: Symptoms of an asthma exacerbation include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, etc. These symptoms will awaken you or cause you not to be able to... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Many triggers: Asthma starts with inflammation of the airways. That inflammation can be triggered by many exposures, such as allergies, infections, and weather chang... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Asthma: If you are allergic to pollen yes you can have asthma from certain pollenating plants, see an allergist and determine what your triggers are to know w... Read More
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